Commercial real estate pros put in countless hours in the office each week, but the industry's true passion is giving back. Today, we list five causes supported by the building biz.
Thanksgiving is synonymous with canned food drives, but the real estate leaders involved with CANstruction San Francisco take it a step further. Teams from real estate and architecture firms build art exhibits entirely out of cans (like the cable car above) which are on display for a week, this year Nov. 12 to 17. Once the competition ends, the sculptures are deconstructed and the cans are donated to the San Francisco Food Bank. Last year, more than 53,000 pounds of food (almost 113,000 meals) were raised in addition to nearly $20k.